Fox News contributor Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileObesity treatment can save thousands — if Medicare decides to fund it It's time to own our mistakes and look to the future in Afghanistan Biden allies say media missing the mark on Afghanistan MORE said she was “extremely dismayed” by former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWithout drastic changes, Democrats are on track to lose big in 2022 Bidens, former presidents mark 9/11 anniversary The tragedy of 9/11 — an inflection point in American history MORE’s reported sexist comments.
Brazile said on “Fox News Sunday” that The Washington Post’s report on women’s allegations against Bloomberg is “extremely” damaging to his campaign.
She added that she understands why some Democrats are backing Bloomberg because he has the resources to beat President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE but added his record made her “uncomfortable.”
“I mean I am uncomfortable with his policies in New York,” she said. “I understand he’s apologized. I get that. I’m for forgiveness. But I am extremely dismayed at the information I read over the weekend about the sexist work environment.”
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Brazile, who joined the show’s panel, criticized Bloomberg’s support of stop-and-frisk policies which disproportionately targeted people of color in New York, saying it has taken him years to apologize for it.
“He has the resources, but I’m very uncomfortable with his record,” she said.
Bloomberg has been gaining in national polls, coming in third in last week’s Morning Consult survey, but backlash against his record has stepped up in the last week.
A recording surfaced of the former mayor defending stop and frisk in 2015, saying that "95 percent" of "murders and murderers and murder victims" are male minorities between 16 and 25 years old.
Several Sunday show guests went after Bloomberg for his alleged remarks about women and the stop-and-frisk policy, including White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE who said the former mayor’s comments were worse than Trump’s on the “Access Hollywood” tape.